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Studying in Ireland: Information for International Students

This section covers the most common information required by international students.

Your course

Finding a Course - Recognised Courses - Learner Protection - Language Requirements - English Language Schools - Fees and Grants - Scholarships and Funding - Erasmus - Students with Disabilities - Study Methods

Immigration / Rules about studying

Immigration and Visas - Guide to writing to INIS - Medical Insurance - College Refund Policies - Students with Children / Family Reunification


Daily Life - Cost of Living and Budget Tips - Accommodation - Travel in Ireland - Irish weather - Staying Healthy - Student Services

Working in Ireland

Working in Ireland - The Third Level Graduate Scheme

In Brief

Studying in Northern Ireland - Statistics on International Students - Offering Accommodation to International Students


These information briefings are regularly revised - see the bottom of each page for details of the last update/review.

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ICOS and International Students

ICOS is an independent organisation advocating for the rights of international students in Ireland.

We offer advice and mediation to students in difficulty.

Most visited

More resources

Education Ireland - official site promoting Ireland as a destination for international students

i-student advisor - annually updated online guide to studying in Ireland

Citizens Information - eGovernment site with many topics, including studying in Ireland